Our Ethical Trading Requirements set out our core principles that our vendors must comply with as part of our standard terms and conditions for trading with Holt, Renfrew & Co., Limited (Holt Renfrew). We want to ensure that the products we sell are produced in humane working conditions that are respectful of workers and their human rights, that animals are treated humanely, and that vendors minimize their impact on our environment.
Holt Renfrew vendors must participate in a webinar which reviews vendor requirements, including our Ethical Trading Requirements and policies on child and forced labour. These webinars are held twice a month and vendors are required to participate annually.
Our Buyers and Assistant Buyers are provided with training and knowledge sessions on responsible sourcing, including the policies set out in our Ethical Trading Requirements, with the aim to discuss, share and embed the importance of sustainability and human rights in the retail fashion industry.
No Child and Forced Labour Statement
Holt Renfrew is committed to the principle that children everywhere have the right to be protected from exploitation, abuse and neglect. All children should have access to quality education, and child labour is unacceptable. Forced and compulsory labour is all work or service, not voluntarily performed, which is extracted from an individual under threat of force or penalty. This includes bonded or indentured labour, slavery or similar coerced labour arrangements. Holt Renfrew does not engage in any type of forced or compulsory labour at any of our operations, nor will it tolerate it from its vendors. Holt Renfrew vendor policies and procedures shall conform to the provisions of the relevant internationally recognized standards regarding child and vendors. Holt Renfrew vendor policies and procedures shall conform to the provisions of the relevant internationally recognized standards regarding child and forced labour, such as the International Labour Organization (ILO) standards. ILO standards are universal instruments adopted by the international community and reflect common values and principles on work-related issues.